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The next meeting of the Forks Hospital Community Garden folks will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at the Nazarene Church in Forks. For more
information, call Steven Bruce, (360) 775-0226.

Seeking information
All interested citizens are invited to attend the Lake Ozette Steering Committee’s discussion about the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon recovery project implementation. Agenda topics will include recovery project reports; public outreach and education; and future Steering Committee activities.
The next meeting will be held from 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Sekiu Community Center (42 Rice St.).
Over the past five years, the committee has helped develop the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon Recovery Plan and is now providing input for its implementation. The Steering Committee’s open membership includes landowners, interested citizens, timber companies, as well as representatives from local, state, federal, and tribal governments.
For more information, contact Sarah Saviskas at (206) 583-0655 or at

Drug prevention education
The Forks Police Department is hosting a Community Drug Education and Awareness event this Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
The event will include an open dialogue regarding drug abuse. It will also serve to educate the public, including guest speakers and a display of narcotics.
The event features a pot luck dinner; all are invited and are asked to bring a favorite dish.
For more information, contact Chief Rick Bart at (360) 374-2223, or email him at Or contact Rachel House at (360) 461-4112, or email her at:

File your taxes – again
Don’t forget! Property taxes are due April 30.
Clallam County Treasurer Selina Barkhuis is reminding Clallam County property owners that the first half of property taxes must be postmarked or dropped off at the Clallam County Courthouse by April 30 or your payment will be considered delinquent.
Another important note: there is no longer a drop-off box in Forks, which Barkhuis says is due to recent budget cuts.
The Treasurer’s Office accepts most credit and debit cards, either at the Treasurer’s Office or online at A convenience fee will be charged by the credit or debit card provided.
Questions? Call the Treasurer’s Office at 417-2344.
Support the cheerleaders
The Forks High School Cheerleaders are holding a fundraising Fashion Show from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Forks Elks Lodge. Proceeds benefit Cheerleading Camp.

Get some advice
Information & Assistance hosts the monthly Senior Legal Advice Clinic on Monday, April 29, offering free legal consultations on Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid, Transfer of Assets and other civil matters to persons
60 years of age and older.
Call Susie at 374-9496 to make
an appointment.

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Kindergarten screening and registration will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 16, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 17, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Forks Elementary School. Your child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring birth certificate and immunization records. Please call the office to make an appointment at 374-6262 ext. 1.
Matriculaciones de Kinder se llevaran a cabo el miércoles, 15 de mayo de las 3:30 p.m. hasta las 7:30 p.m. el jueves el 16 de mayo de las 3:30 hasta las 7:30 p.m. y el viernes 17 de mayo de las 9 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m. en la Primaria Forks Elementary. Los niños deberían haber cumplido 5 años antes del día 31 de agosto del 2013, para que se pueda matricular. Favor de traer la tarjeta de vacunas y acta de nacimiento. Llame la oficina para hacer una cita al número 374-6262 ext. 1.
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